Hi Scotty. I have a 2008 VW Jetta S 2.5 with an automatic 09G transmission. I purchased the car for a new driver last year at 80k miles. It now has 92k and I am learning about transmissions and ATF changes. The schedule for the 2009 with same tranny is every 50k check and CHANGE. But the 2008 says to only check at 40k and says nothing about changing. The car is having no issues with the transmission that I know of although it's my childs car. Should I have someone change the ATF and filter at 92k or leave it alone?? Half of the people including the dealer say to leave it alone and half say yes change it (not flush). I just spent 2k on this car for a radiator fan, ac compressor and condenser so I'd like to make sure it's maintained properly. I thought about having the dealer check the fluid to see what condition it's in and then deciding to either change it if it's not too bad or leave it if it is. What should I do? Thank you so much!! I only learned about all this in the first place from your videos! :) To add: The car I think was a fleet car, I'm not sure for who, or what that even means, but it only was getting about 7200 miles a year on it prior to our purchase.

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Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer


Sadly you a purchased one of the worst vehicles Volkswagen ever made in terms of how they fall apart as they age. We I would leave it alone and sell it as soon as possible if you could and not lose much money. What if you want to keep it have a pro mechanic change the fluid